Panels A panel is an individual frame, or single drawing, in the multiple-panel sequence of a comic strip or comic book. It is the smaller box on a page in which the images are drawn. A panel consists of one drawing that depicts a single moment in time.
Speech Bubbles Graphic used to assign ownership of dialogue. Speech bubbles are used to tell your readers what each character in your comic strip is saying and feeling.
There are lots of different waysin which speech-bubbles can bedrawn.Scream Bubbles: indicate acharacter is screaming orshouting. They have jaggededges.Coloured Bubbles: conveys theemotion that goes with thespeech, such as red for anger.Icicle Bubbles: have jaggedicicles hanging from the bottomrepresenting cold hostility.Similarly the speech bubbles ofmonsters may have an outlinethat suggests dripping blood orslime.
Thought Bubbles Graphic used to show internal thoughts of a character. Usually cloud shaped and connected to owner by a series of smaller bubbles.
Onomatopoeia A word that imitates the sound that it is describing. Famously used in comics as a pictorial representation of a sound effect.
CaptionsNarrative device used toconvey information thatcannot be communicatedby speech.Usually takes the formof a small rectangularbox situated in a cornerof the panel.
Panel Frames Border or edges of a panel. Usually rectangular in shape, but cloud shaped can indicate a dream/flashback and one with a jagged edge can indicate anger/shock.
Here is an example ofa standard panelcomic.-Notice how each frameshows an action.-Some frames are ofscenes and others areclose ups.
Colors can be added! Make sure to think about whichcolors go well together.
Your Comic Strip Project• Subject Matter:• -Must incorporate at least 1 character.• The character must face an obstacle and overcome it.• The comic must be at least 5 Panels long.• OR design a comic book cover.• Appropriate for school
First, you haveto plan yourcomic!1. Name of comic?2. Characters?3. Story and Plot – A. Setting/Location B. What is the obstacle? C. How will character(s) overcome it?
On Tuesday, and over break. -Finish your storyboard.1. Show your scenes2. Include the Dialogue.3. Describe the actions
What role is the character playing? Superhero? Villain? Animal? Human? Alien? Make – believe creature?
Developing your characters.• No Copying! Must be original!